Cite

Cite

(?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cited; p. pr. & vb. n. Citing] [F. citer, fr. L. citare, intens. of cire, cire, to put in motion, to excite; akin to Gr. to go, Skr. to sharpen.] 1. To call upon officially or authoritatively to appear, as before a court; to summon.
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The cited dead,
Of all past ages, to the general doom
Shall hasten.
Milton.
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Cited by finger of God.
De Quincey.
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2. To urge; to enjoin. [R.] Shak.
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3. To quote; to repeat, as a passage from a book, or the words of another.
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The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.
Shak.
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4. To refer to or specify, as for support, proof, illustration, or confirmation.
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The imperfections which you have cited.
Shak.
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5. To bespeak; to indicate. [Obs.]
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Aged honor cites a virtuous youth.
Shak.
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6. (Law) To notify of a proceeding in court. Abbot

Syn. -- To quote; mention, name; refer to; adduce; select; call; summon. See Quote.
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